Thursday, March 29, 2012

Together, Again

It's a special treat when the blooming of Redbud (Cercis canadensis) and Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) overlaps. It looked as if the redbuds would be finished before the dogwoods arrived this year, but with the unusually warmer weather the dogwoods are rushing to catch up.

The dogwoods haven't reached their full whiteness yet, a little green is lingering in the bracts, but that should be gone in a day or two. When the two trees grow side-by-side, passersby are treated to a natural bouquet.

And through the flowers and branches, a glimpse of Uffington House, the home of Thomas Hughes's mother, Margaret, during the 1880s.


  1. Oh, so pretty - so feminine in the colours.

  2. Very pretty. I don't think the dogwoods haven't bloomed in our area yet, but we have lots of redbuds!

  3. They are a wonderful combination. Our redbuds are in full bloom and the dogwoods are just beginning to come on.